So you still remember the Manos Love Affair Scarf, right? I have to find another yarn for the scarf I intended for my niece. If she shares the same temperament as my brother, i.e. her father, then her tolerance of anything itchy around her neck is close to zero. Somehow, I have the impression that Kathy has a similar high degree of tolerance, therefore, I decided to give Berroco Plush a try.
So I started doing search in eBay and found some good deals. But it was supposed to be a Christmas present, I didn't feel I need to hurry this much. Besides, I just wanted to make sure. Then, Diane left a comment on the post recommending Yarn Dogs ... which seems a really nice and cozy place. So, off I drove to Los Gatos on Friday afternoon.
Charming little town center with lots of nice shops is Los Gatos. Yarn Dogs is true to its impression given in its webpage. The lady running the shop is very friendly but not intrusive. I felt comfortable just browsing around the shop. There is a large selection and varieties of yarns ... they even have quivit, which I think is as luxurious and expensive as cashmere, am I right? Finally, I found the Plush I was looking for. While searching in eBay, I planned to buy precious pink. But then I saw orange flash, which I would never consider buying just by looking at the computer screen. But in person, this colour is just so lovely! So, here I present to you my 6th FO (wow!) in July:
Yarn: Berroco Plush Col: 1920 Orange Plush
Gauge and Needle: Gauge not really important. Cast on 25 stitches and knit in garter stitch using US10
Finished measurements: 6.5" x 52"
Time used: 4 hours
Now, I just need to remember to tell my sister-in-law that this thing has to be handwashed! The same with the Mystery Kit #4, which I gave away to Husband's best friend. He is an avid snowboarder/skiier. I am afraid he would just throw the gift into the machine!